The Geneva History Museum hosted their Annual Member’s Celebration Monday evening, December 4, 2017. To start the evening, an addition to the lobby donor wall was unveiled. Rooted in history…Growing Together is the theme that symbolizes the growth of the Geneva History Museum.
The basis of the design is a tree, painted by Museum Board Member, Joyce Elliott. Three frames mounted over the tree honor the foundation of the Museum, our Capital Campaign Donors who made it possible to renovate our building and move the Museum from Wheeler Park to the center of Geneva’s Historic District; another tells the history of the Geneva History Museum; and the third frame honors current and former Historian Emeriti.
Birds represent Legacy Donors who have left their legacy by donating to the Museum’s endowment and investment funds, which provides a stable future for preserving Geneva’s history. Teal quotation marks are the leaves of the tree representing the many volunteers that give time and talent to help the Museum fulfill its mission. White flowers recognize exemplary volunteers including the Museum Board of Directors and those individuals that give 100+ hours of service each year.
From this tree, the pages of our story are bound in the books on the shelves next to it. Each book represents an Annual Donor who contributes a chapter to Geneva History Museum’s continuing growth and history.
Stop by and check out the new donor wall at 113 South Third Street, Geneva, IL, 11a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays thru Saturdays. Free admission through December 23. Support the Museum and belong to Geneva’s story!